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  • Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now, study says

    Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now, study says
    Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades. But a group of scientists says there is a way to spare the Arctic from more disastrous climate change....
  • El Niño may return late this year, experts say

    El Niño may return late this year, experts say
    El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall. Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...
  • Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest

    Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest
    Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest. In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...
  • Chefs join Paula Wolfert for fundraiser; sustainable seafood talk; Italian dinner

    Chefs join Paula Wolfert for fundraiser; sustainable seafood talk; Italian dinner
    Legendary cookbook writer Paula Wolfert has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer’s disease, but in characteristic fashion, she’s not taking it passively. You can help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s Assn. -- and eat a lot...
  • 'Cannibal' CME hits Earth: Storm warning issued for space

    'Cannibal' CME hits Earth: Storm warning issued for space
    A storm warning has been issued for space, where a "cannibal" coronal mass ejection grabbed the attention of space-weather watchers. The sun -- at a peak of activity in the 11-year solar cycle -- hurled a pair of CMEs that reached Earth early Saturday...
  • Northern California gets a big drink, but the state is still thirsty

    Northern California gets a big drink, but the state is still thirsty
    The storm system that soaked much of Northern California over the weekend didn't end the state's punishing drought. But it just may have kept it out of the record books. "We're out of the cellar, I think," said chief state hydrologist Maury Roos, a...
  • Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case

    Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case
    During dinner service at a Santa Monica restaurant a few years ago, a sushi chef known to customers as Yama disappeared out the back, car keys in hand. A few moments later, he reemerged clutching a package tightly wrapped in plastic. The chef...
  • USDA to open sites to help farmers, ranchers cope with climate change

    USDA to open sites to help farmers, ranchers cope with climate change
    WASHINGTON--The Obama administration has selected the locations for seven new regional centers that will help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing risks and extreme weather associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
  • USDA to set up 'climate hubs' to help farmers amid climate change

    USDA to set up 'climate hubs' to help farmers amid climate change
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will set up 10 centers around the country to help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing frequency of severe weather and other risks associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
  • 2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record; will 2014 be hotter?

    2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record; will 2014 be hotter?
    Never mind the current cold snap in the East or the polar vortex that swept through much of the U.S. in early 2014 -- scientists from NASA and NOAA report that 2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record, and there is a good chance 2014 will be even...
  • Watch six decades of global warming in 15 seconds

    Watch six decades of global warming in 15 seconds
    NASA says the planet is getting warmer -- and a new video shows us what the trend looks like over time. A study released on Tuesday from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies found that 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 as the seventh-warmest year since...